Dec 5, 2013 4:00am PST
. the national security agency tracked the locations of up to 5 billion overseas cell phone calls, including those belonging to americans. the tracking picks up the names of the people the users are calling. it does not gather data on american cell phones inside the u.s. >>> president obama is wading into the minimum wage debate, as it grabs a spotlight today in cities coast-to-coast. president obama called on congress to increase the federal minimum wage. he pressed for an extension to jobless benefits to over a million long-term unemployed people. they expire three days after christmas. >>> meantime, fast food workers across the country will have their say today. they're staging another round of walkouts for higher pay. among the demands, a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to unionize. experts say such a pay increase could push up fast food costs by about 20%. put another way, the cost of a $3 hamburger could rise to around $3.50. >>> universal pictures is shutting down production on "fast & furious 7," to figure out how to proceed with the character played by paul walker.
Dec 5, 2013 1:40am PST
bombshell from documents leaked by edward snowden. the national security agency reportedly tracks the locations of up to 5 billion cell phone overseas including those belonging to americans. the "washington post" reports the nsa is unintentionally gathering that information, including the name of the person called. the nsa has said it does not gather data on american cell phones inside the u.s. >>> european regulators have levied major fines against eight financial firms including two giant american banks. citigroup and jpmorgan chase are among the bank fined $2 billion for rigging interest rates. the commission said it was shocking to find so many banks that should have been competing against one another colluding instead. >>> the brutal snowstorm that shut down schools tapering off this morning but more unbearably cold air moving in. people in northern minnesota are racing to dig out from two feet of snow before the plunging temperatures turn everything in to ice. the slick roads are blamed for hundreds of accidents. >>> people in montana braving the coldest temperatures in years with the entire state dipping below zero t